Apr 23, 2024  
Catalogue 2024-2025 
Catalogue 2024-2025

English Department

Chair: Wendy Graham;

Professors: Mark C. Amodio, Robert DeMaria, Eve Dunbar, Leslie C. Dunna, Wendy Graham, Jean M. Kane, Amitava Kumar, Molly S. McGlennen, Susan Zlotnickb;

Associate Professors: Heesok Chang, Zoltán Márkusa, Hiram Perezab, Tyrone Simpson IIa;

Assistant Professors: Katie Gemmill, Tracy O’Neill, Blevin Shelnutt;

Instructor: Pasquale Toscano;

Visiting Associate Professor: David Means;

Visiting Assistant Professors: Mark Taylor;

Adjunct Associate Professor: Joshua Harmon, Matthew Schultz;

Adjunct Assistant Professors: Thomas Hill, Christian Lewis, Timothy Liu, Nina Shengold, Christine Vines;

Adjunct Instructor: Ryan Chapman.

a On leave 2024/25, first semester

On leave 2024/25, second semester

ab On leave 2024/25



Pathways and Correlate Sequences in English

The curriculum in English presents a broad array of courses representing a variety of subjects—literatures from different periods of history and geographical locations, genres, and approaches or methods of study. Given the scope of the discipline, the correlate sequences we offer allow students to tailor their programs to individual interests within the discipline while maintaining a broad understanding of the contexts surrounding their area of focus. Defined, in part, to suggest intellectual compatibilities among literature and other disciplines, the correlate in “Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity,” for example, will supplement and extend students’ work in Africana, American, Urban, and Women’s Studies.

The correlates are designed to articulate coherent plans of study that build on a foundation in introductory and intermediate courses to greater depth and complexity in advanced courses. Students are advised, then, to take the courses in sequence, beginning with ENGL 101  and either ENGL 105  or ENGL 170 , moving on to 200-level courses, and concluding with 300-level seminars.

Since many of the courses in the English Department are topics courses that change from year to year, we cannot list all the courses that, in any given year, may be applied to correlate sequences. If you wish a special topics course to count towards one of the correlate sequences, you should check with the associate chair to make sure that course is appropriate for the correlate sequence you are pursuing. Students may count intensives towards the total units of English coursework required for the correlate; however, intensives do not fulfill the 300-level seminar requirement in your area of specialization.

The department offers five correlates in English with a minimum of six units required to complete each correlate sequence. Below is a list of the English correlate sequences:


English: I. Introductory

English: II. Intermediate

Prerequisite: Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with one unit of 100-level work or by permission of the associate chair. Students applying for permission to elect 200-level work must present samples of their writing to the associate chair. First-year students with AP credit may elect 200-level work after consultation with the department and with the permission of the instructor. First-year students who have completed ENGL 101  may elect 200-level work with permission of the instructor. Intermediate writing courses are not open to first-year students.

English: III. Advanced

Prerequisite: Open to Juniors and Seniors with 2 units of 200-level work in English, or by permission of the instructor.